Tuesday 19 May 2015

Cat’s pelvis shattered by high powered air rifle

Jessie still recovering

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat named Jessie was shot with an air rifle earlier this month.


Five-year-old Jessie’s owners, from Lodge Lane, Gowdall, near Goole, found her in her usual place on the seat of their ride-on mower on 7 May.  She hadn’t come home that morning which was unusual, but it was only when they picked Jessie up and … Continue reading…

Lara learning to love life with your help

More than £8,000 raised for emaciated horse found on Essex hillside

An emaciated horse found on a dark Harlow hillside is getting stronger every day and an appeal to help her has already raised an amazing £8,200, with more than 480 people donating.


The RSPCA appealed for information after Lara, a red and white mare was found a month ago (14 April).


Lara was discovered just 40 miles from where … Continue reading…

Microchip shows Maxine the way home – months later!

Cat returns to overjoyed owner


The RSPCA was delighted to reunite a cat with her owner on Tuesday (21 April) – four months after she went missing.


Maxine, a long-haired 15-year-old cat, was seen in Leeson Crescent in Barton Seagrave.  Residents had been feeding her occasionally but they became concerned as she was looking thin and her fur was very matted.


RSPCA inspector Polly Underwood attended and realised … Continue reading…

Wednesday 22 April 2015

‘Marv’ellous rescue of upside down cat

Fire service & RSPCA rescue adventurous feline


The RSPCA and Avon Fire and Rescue Service had to join forces last week to rescue a cat who had become stuck in a small gap between two garage walls.

Marv the cat had somehow become firmly wedged upside down in the gap between his owner’s garage and their next door neighbour’s garage in Lydiard Croft, Hanham, Bristol.


It is thought … Continue reading…

Complaints investigated by RSPCA on the rise

Annual figures reveal more complaints of cruelty including a cat abandoned with severe head injuries and dumped dogs described as ‘bags of bones’

The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that cruelty complaints investigated by the charity in the south west and central England* have gone up once again.


More worrying still is that the numbers of complaints involving direct cruelty including beatings, improper killing, mutilation and poisonings formed 12.5% of the … Continue reading…